Dog Friendly East Anglia

Dog Friendly Holidays in East Anglia

Treat your pooch to the holiday of a life time in East Anglia. Run through sand dunes, pounce across waterways and delve through thickets in what is rapidly becoming one of Britain’s most dog friendly regions. We’ve highlighted a few of favourite trips in East Anglia for you and your four-legged pal.

NORTH NORFOLK

Fossil finding

The north Norfolk coast is a dream of long beaches just waiting to be discovered by your furry friends. The pine forests and sand dunes that line Holkham beach are a haven for dogs with plenty of space to run wild and get lost in the magical landscape. The sublime, flint-encrusted, villages that line Norfolk’s northern coastline are a great retreat for those holidaying with their pooch. Your beloved dog can even join you on a boat trip to Blakeney Point, famous for the huge seal colonies that descend upon the area!

 Where to stay: Inject a serious amount of luxurious adventure into your getaway with Wild Luxury glamping located near to the Holme Dunes National Nature Reserve. These African style, tent-lodges offer a unique feeling of escape in the expanse of Norfolk’s big skies for your family to enjoy with your doggy companion.

 Where to eat: Part of the Holkham Estate, the Victoria Inn, is a short walk from Holkham beach and offers fantastic food using local and seasonal ingredients. This beautiful pub has a cosy and welcoming atmosphere but we recommend booking ahead for this popular spot!

 

SUFFOLK COUTRYSIDE

Bat spotting in East Anglia

Lap up the luxury in the gorgeous Suffolk countryside with your faithful pooch. The beautiful rolling landscape of Suffolk is the ideal place for long walks with your favourite hound as you explore the stunning views. There are plenty of waterways that weave their way across the county that are great spots for your dog to have a swim and forests for you both to get lost in. Of course, with an abundance of wildlife in Suffolk it’s always best to check first to make sure you won’t be disturbing any wild animals.

Where to stay: The incredible Ickworth Hotel, just outside Bury St Edmunds, offers the perfect indulgent holiday where your dog is very welcome. Set in expansive grounds it’s the perfect place to explore with your pal.

Where to eat: After exploring the rolling countryside and wool towns of Suffolk you’ll need the perfect spot to grab a coffee or a bite to eat. We recommend the aptly named Greyhound pub in the historic town of Lavenham where your doggie will be welcomed!

 

BROADS NATIONAL PARK

Dog friendly holiday on the Broads

Enjoy the waterways of the Broads National Park by boat with your poochie pal! With plenty of boat hire companies offering pet friendly vessels there’s no better time to take your dog on watery adventure through Norfolk and Suffolk. This might be a trip for the more well behaved furry friends but for those who are ready to take on the challenge it will be definitely be worth it. These days you can pick up a doggy life jacket online for less than £20 so you can feel safe while navigating your way around the broads!

Where to stay: There are loads of great places to hire a dog friendly boat at various locations around the Broads National Park. Whether you’re after a weekend away or two weeks on the water, find out more about boating holidays.

Where to eat: There are so many fantastic pubs serving excellent local food around the Broads. Why not visit The Maltsters at Ranworth Broad? There is free mooring about 75 yards from the pub and dogs are very welcome.

 

THE SUFFOLK COAST

Southwold

Brisk coastal walks on shingle beaches topped off with cosy pubs brimming with local ale. The Suffolk Coast combines the joys of the British coast with fantastic food and drink and is a great location for you dog friendly holiday. With plenty of fantastic walks throughout this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty your four legged friend can chase waves along the beach and cuddle up in front of the pub fire. In the idyllic coastal town of Southwold take you poochie pal on a stroll along the traditional pier or explore the infamous Adnams brewery!

Where to stay: Feel at home on the Suffolk coast in a fabulous, dog-friendly, self-catering property - from modern town houses to traditional thatched cottages there’s something for everyone! Suffolk Secrets have a large range of accommodation with an easy ‘dog welcome’ key for each property.

Where to eat: The warming fire at The Ship Inn in Dunwich is the perfect place for you and your pooch to relax after exploring. The beautiful coast and heathland area around the village is a lovely place for viewing wildlife where dogs are welcome on leads due to ground nesting birds.

Discover more about pet friendly holidays in NORFOLK and SUFFOLK